Sunday, May 25, 2014

Homemade Kaiser Rolls

Soft and chewy, these homemade Kaiser rolls are perfect grilling season.

Homemade Kaiser Rolls- www.hunwhatsfordinner.com

It's grilling season, once again and you know what that means!!! Burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, grilled peameal bacon. I love this time of year, because I love trying to make homemade sandwich rolls. I have my go to Burger Buns that I make at least a dozen times during the summer, but sometimes I like to try something new. Since the weather is still a tad bit cool, I took advantage of it and baked up some yummy rolls to go with our grilled peameal bacon. Peameal is a cured pork loin, which is crusted in corn meal. That is what us Canadians call, Canadian bacon. We love eating our peameal in sandwiches, so I decided to look for a Kaiser recipe that I could make at home.

I found this recipe over at Fleichman's Yeast's Bread World. I liked that this recipe was so simple and gave you an alternative way to form the rolls, if you didn't have a Kaiser stamp. I went with the alternative method, since I didn't even know Kaiser stamps existed, LOL. I made my dough in the bread machine, so it was ready to go when I returned home from picking the kids up at school. The dough was so supple, soft and easy to with. Once it baked up, it was wonderfully chewy, pillowy soft and perfect for sandwiches. This will totally be making an appearance several times, this grilling season.

Homemade Kaiser Rolls- www.hunwhatsfordinner.com

Homemade Kaiser Rolls
adapted from BreadWorld.com

1-1/4 C warm water (100° to 110°F)
1 envelope (2 1/4 tsp) Quick Rise Yeast (I used Fleichman's)
2 Tbs sugar
3 Tbs butter, softened
1-1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
3 1/2- 3 3/4 C flour. divided

2 Tbs butter, chilled

Place ingredients in a bread machine pan, according to manufacturer suggestion, starting with 3 1/2 C flour. Place pan in bread machine and start the DOUGH cycle. As dough begins to knead, lift lid to check if dough is too wet. If so, add an additional 1/4 C flour.         

Once dough cycle has finished, punch down dough and turn out to a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough into 8 fairly equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 12-inch rope. Tie each rope into a loose knot; you will be left with a tail on either end of the knot. Wrap the tail on the top of the roll under, and tuck the end through the hole, in the center. Bring the lower tail over the roll and tuck it into the same hole, in the center. Repeat with remaining pieces of dough.

Homemade Kaiser Rolls- www.hunwhatsfordinner.com
Tie dough ropes into a knot

Homemade Kaiser Rolls- www.hunwhatsfordinner.com
Wrap the top end under the roll and poke it through the center.

Homemade Kaiser Rolls- www.hunwhatsfordinner.com
 Bring the remaining tail end over the roll and tuck the end into the center

Place rolls on a greased baking sheet, about 2-3 inches apart. Let rise in a warm draft free place, until doubled in size; 20-40 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake for 15-20 minutes; until rolls are golden and sound hollow when lightly tapped. Remove from baking sheet and gently rub tops with chilled butter. Let cool before assembling your sandwiches.

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Catherine said...

Nothing beats homemade. Blessings, Catherine

Cheryl King said...

I'm thrilled to let you know that I will be featuring this awesome, delicous looking recipe on The Yuck Stops Here link party next week. You can pick up your "I've Been Featured" button starting Tuesday evening at 8pm ET at http://mommasangelbaby.com/?p=2474. I hope you'll share more of your yummy talents with us while you're there! CONGRATS & HUGS!

Joanne T Ferguson said...

G'day! Looks terrific and I can almost smell then from here!
Cheers! Joanne

Lynnette Moore said...

Loo Hoo,

Your Kaiser rolls look amazing, always my favorite roll in deli's have to try your recipe! Nettie

Chrystal Mahan said...

What I love about simple homemade recipes is that kiddo can help me out and it makes her feel like shes creating a meal all on her own. Perfect self-esteem builder! Chrystal @ YUMeating.com

Cheryl King said...

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